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For those that have changed their own oil on their Insights, I'm sure you've found that it has been somewhat more of a pain compared to some other cars. Draining the oil itself isn't too bad.

It's removing the oil filter that's a pain. Mainly concerning:

1. Horizontal Mounting - Nearly imposible to remove unless you have some sort of wrench.
2. Oil drip - There is a long metal "shield" which the oil tends to drip on.

I was wondering if any of you guys have any tips to make the process less painful. ;)

Also, does anyone know of the SureDrain product from Fram works with the Insight?
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I've used a small margarine container placed on top of the metal shield to catch the oil when you remove the filter. You might remove the metal plate altogether. That should give you more room to remove the filter.

It is a pain though, so I've only done it myself once.

Ron
 

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Yep, they'll be able to loosen it like any other filter - I didn't have a problem getting mine off. You might check ahead of time if they have the 0w20 oil, since it's pretty rare. I buy mine from the dealership but you may have more options where you are.

Ron
 
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